Afrikaans Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

Disclaimer — The collections listed on the Sabinet African Archives may include materials that reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. These materials are presented as part of historical records. Inclusion of these materials does not mean endorsement of or agreement with by Sabinet on any views or terms expressed in the descriptions and/or materials. Read more …

Piketberg Museum


The Museum archives contain the fascinating story of the Piketberg Jewish community as well as a priceless collection of original old school yearbooks and photographs of past Piketberg residents. Many…

Laingsburg Flood Museum


On 25 January 1981, the Karoo changed forever. The little town of Laingsburg was hit by what continues to be one of the most dramatic natural disasters ever to have happened in…

Calitzdorp Museum


Displays include household items, kitchen utensils, clothing, framing implements, old documents, photographs and genealogy dating back to the very starts of the town. A hand made wooden water pipe shows…

Ceres Museum


The visitor to the museum can learn more about the natural history of the area, the first inhabitants and their lifestyle, as well as the establishment of Ceres. Other exhibits…

Oude Kerk Volksmuseum


The Oude Kerk Volksmuseum in Tulbagh is home to three buildings on the historic Church Street. After an earthquake in 1969 it was decided that more importance needed to be…

Beaufort West Museum


For many years Beaufort West Museum was an informal museum which consisted of two rooms and was established in 1939.It was opened on Friday and Saturday nights for visitors. On…

Joubert House


Joubert House is the oldest house in Montagu. It was built by a young man, Pieter Gideon Joubert, who was in his early 20’s when he built the house for…